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‘Disrupting Coloniality in the Classroom’: Reflections by Aerin Lai and Dr Radhika Govinda

Aerin Lai and Dr Radhika Govinda In March this year, GENDER.ED celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) with a roundtable on ‘Disrupting coloniality in the classroom’, featuring Dr Sara de Jong (University of York), Dr rashné limki, Mukai Chigumba (Women’s Officer, Edinburgh University Students Association) and Aerin Lai, and Dr Radhika Govinda as chair. This roundtable was …

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Image of Lil Nas X, wearing a green zebraprint suit, at the 2019 American Music Awards.

A Gender Observation of the Portrayal of Masculinities in ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ by Lil Nas X – Heidi Hafner

This blog series showcases the student winners of the Yuan Changying Prize, sponsored by GENDER.ED and SPS’s Gender Politics Research Group. The prize recognises outstanding ‘gender observations’ written by students (and nominated by tutors) in the pre-Honours course Understanding Gender in the Contemporary World, convened by Dr. Meryl Kenny and Dr. Sarah Liu. Gender observations require students to link material from the course to their own day-to-day experiences and observations of ‘doing gender’. The prize is named after Yuan Changying in consultation with students, in recognition of the first female Chinese graduate in the University of Edinburgh’s history. In the first of two winning essays, Heidi Hafner explores the portrayal of masculinities in ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ by Lil Nas X.

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Upcoming International Women’s Days Events

For International Women’s Day 2021, GENDER.ED has co-organised and co-supported two events focusing on feminist classrooms and the role of women in HIV and LGBTQ+ activism. Feminist Classrooms: Past, Present and Future is co-organised with EUSA, the Student Union at the University of Edinburgh, while The Role of Women in HIV and LGBTQ+ Activism is organised by the Staff Pride Network, while supported by GENDER.ED and IASH.